Challenges of intercultural communication



Editor: Maria Paula Malinowski Rubio, Jadwiga Mazur (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2019

Deadline for full text submission: 30 September 2019


This will be the second volume dealing with the topics of intercultural communication. Intercultural communication (which can be defined as communication occurring wherever there is a meeting between members of groups belonging to different cultures) is a difficult, not to say inexhaustible, topic. It still is and will continue to be a foundation of effective communication in today’s world, present in interactions at all possible levels, while at the same time being the object of study in many disciplines. Both direct interactions among members of various groups, intensified by growing globalisation and migration movements, and interactions by remote using modern technologies, are building up. Therefore, we again invite not just the sociologists, but representatives of all social sciences to join the debate about intercultural communication, its characteristics, as well as practical applications, forms, and methodologies.






Editors:  Krzysztof Czekaj, Barbara Wiśniewska-Paź

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Abstract submission: 30 September 2018

Papers submission: 1 February 2019


Although in the world today crime seems to have many global aspects, it is mainly realized in the local dimension. The vivid example of this may be crimes of the powerful, which being created in a global scale, acts locally in countries and societies. This is an important factor of social disorganization. In connection with new postgraduate sociological studies in criminology and social disorganization. All analysis in the next book deal with widely understood crimes and social disorganization, with the aspects of new trends in criminological theories and interesting researches and analyses carried out by practitioners who are able to share their experience. The invitation is for those who in theory or in practice are involved in widely understood criminology, sociology of disorganization and social pathology, probation and resocialisation, post-penitentiary social work, safety, and who would like to present their opinion and take part in discussion in our book at the end of the second decade of the XXI century.




Women in civil society: place, role, status 
Editor: Justyna Tomczyk (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Abstract submission: 30 April 2018
Papers submissin: 30 July 2018

Issues related to the presence and place of women in civil society is an important topic - especially in the context of discussions on self-governance, subsidiarity, community policy, democratization, emancipation, equality and social justice. Recognition and analysis of the problem are necessary to indicate mechanisms or instruments of civic activation that create and strengthen a modern civil society.
In most societies, women - as a proposed analytical category - are a disadvantaged and disadvantaged group (they take lower positions in strategic areas of the public sphere, are poorly visible in leadership or decision-making positions, play "expressive roles" and men - "instrumental"). The disproportionately low presence of women in the public sphere is influenced by institutional and non-institutional barriers, stereotypes and prejudices, lack of an appropriate social climate, weak political and economic base to promote women's civic activities. The phenomenon of limited civic activity of women in the public sphere has supra-regional and supranational scope, and at the same time is conditioned by belonging to a specific culture and social structure. Consequently, the reflection on women in civil society seems justified and needed. In the proposed volume of "Studia Sociologica", the following topics may be analyzed and interpreted:

  1. place of women in the civic sector (non-profit organizations, trade unions, civic committees, social movements);
  2. social positions and status of women in the public sphere (leadership, governance, leadership, animating);
  3. activity and civic participation of women;
  4. civic roles of women in free market economy;
  5. gender equality policy, diversity management;
  6. social problems of women in civil society.


Youth in post-transformation society



Editor: Aldona Guzik (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Papers submission: 20 January 2018


Few ambitious, unbridled, aggressive, stupid, without values ​​and authorities - so adults often think about youth. Meanwhile, this one is wiser and more moral than older generations - assesses prof. Jacek Kurzępa. Often in our statements and assessments of contemporary youth, we use stereotypes and media images that are heavily distorted. Too rarely, in the public debates, as well as in the media, we show the world of values ​​of the young generation in an objective light. Both the ideological factors on the side of those involved in politics and the mercantile media. Extremisms of all kinds engage the wider public, so it is better to sell: lemming, generation X, Y, Z, tablet generation, thumb, or other media names of modern youth. And how objectively and scientifically speaking, how is "this contemporary youth"? We will try to answer this question in the issue STUDIA SOCIOLOGICA XI (2018) vol. 2 devoted to this social group. We are waiting for texts in the field of sociology: media, politics, education, family and others dealing with this sociological category.

Contemporary Processes of Overseas Migration



Editors: Anna Fiń (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Agnieszka Małek (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 

Abstract submission: 10 January 2017

Papers submission: 15 April 2017


The intensive migration waves that we are witnessing nowadays are both intra- and intercontinental types of migration. Those different styles of spatial mobility of people generate completely different results and social changes. In other words, they have different social and cultural outcomes. However, having examined the literature on the subject, we concluded that it lacks analyses concerning this topic in its cross-continental, transatlantic dimension. Therefore, we put forward this issue of Studia Sociologica to address the shortage of research and studies in this field; this edition of the journal is a consequence of the need to bridge the gap in the reference literature. The goal of these studies is, on the one hand, to revive the academic interest in overseas migration, and on the other hand, to create a new outlook on this process, better adjusted to modern society. Hence, it is an attempt to understand the contemporary processes of overseas migration and the resulting social and cultural changes. The following issues prove to be particularly interesting in this context: a) quantitative and qualitative changes of the phenomenon, including: the migration sizes and directions, the determinants of migration decisions, the existing obstacles to mobility, strategies and behaviors of migrants, etc.; b) methods of conceptualization and research perspectives; c) the verification of the existing scientific theses on this subject. We are also convinced that this publication will be a chance to network the researchers who explore the topic of intercontinental migration.



The Legacy of the Reformation: Socio-Cultural Dimensions 



Editor: Piotr Stawiński (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Abstract submission: 30th November 2016


In the issue post-conference papers will be published, selected from those presented at the National Scientific Conference (Krakow 9-10th March 2017) organized by the Chair of Sociology of Religion IF&S UP and the Chair of Cultural Studies and Philosophy WH AGH; information about the conference can be found on the pages of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology UP.

It is possible to propose a text by persons not participating in the meetings.


500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is an opportunity to reflect on the cultural and social heritage of the Reformation. It also provokes many questions about its impact on the area of philosophical ideas, the development of science, politics and economics. Worth summarizing is also a hundred year discussion on the Max Weber theses and its topicality in the light of the latest research as well as raising the question of different social visions of Protestantism, the projects of state organizations or recipes for the local community structures. Another important matter to consider is the role of Protestantism in Polish culture, not only at the time of the Reformation, but also in contemporary history. Whether topos ‘the salt of the earth’, so present among Polish Protestants, is confirmed in the public social or economic activity. The scale of impact of the ideas as well as the specific examples of the Protestants’ activity on Polish lands has rarely been the subject matter for researchers of religious culture, sociologists or cultural anthropologists. As it was almost entirely limited to historical documentation, nowadays is worth expanding with the conclusions from the research studies of religious culture, for example, as defined by Stefan Czarnowski.  


Cultural heritage in the age of new media



Volume Editor: Jadwiga Mazur (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2016

Deadline for full text: August 30, 2016


Modern information and communication technologies allow for digital archiving and digitization of cultural heritage. The process of sharing and dissemination of cultural resources to a broad and diverse audience changes and can be described from different perspectives: from a technical point of view which allows the presentation of cultural heritage, through the ways of presenting, up to perception by wider audience.

The topics presented in this volume are: cultural heritage vs. national heritage, processes and dimensions of cultural resources digitization, sharing and dissemination of cultural heritage through new media, contemporary practice of perception and use of cultural resources, the importance of institutional and non-institutional digitization (with particular emphasis on bottom-up initiatives), priorities for digitization of cultural heritage, policies and practices of digitization.

Our invitation is addressed to both theorists, empiricists and practitioners engaged in cultural heritage who aim to present their views in the discussion forum of our journal.


Criminology and social disorganization in the globalised world. 

Theoretical and practical aspects


Editor: Krzysztof Czekaj (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Deadline for sending abstracts (up to 2000 characters with spaces):  April 30, 2016

Deadline for sending full texts:  June 30, 2016


Sociology and Criminology have a critical role in exposing, interpreting, explaining and responding to social problems, social issues and crimes in the globalised world. All these phenomena have a global context but very often a local extent. 

This call for papers is directed not only at sociologists but also at criminologists as well as practitioners in these fields. The working title of the volume is wide and general in order to open up a space for discussion of contemporary crime and social disorganization research. However, we hope to receive both theoretical and empirical studies of contemporary global and local crimes and social problems. We would also welcome overviews or descriptive reports on crime and social problem research studies in particular countries or pertaining to particular problem areas in the methodology of the social sciences.



Experimental Research in the Social Sciences


Editor: Tadeusz SOZAŃSKI (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Deadline for sending abstracts (up to 2000 characters with spaces):  May 1, 2015

Deadline for sending full texts:  November 1, 2015


The call for papers is directed  not only to the  participants of the international symposium hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Pedagogical University of Cracow. Those who cannot attend this event (June 12-13, 2015)  are also encouraged to submit their contributions to this  special issue of the biennial  “Studia Sociologica”.  The volume title  is stated very generally in  order to admit of  a wide range of topics all having to do with the use of experimental method in the social  and behavioral sciences at large.  However,  most welcome are  papers that contain metatheoretical analyses of the past and current practice of experimenting in the social sciences or propose new areas of social life and problems that lend themselves to experimental study. If you draw on your own experience with the use of experimental method, the focus in your  contribution should not be on substantive results but on general problems such as the scope of applicability of the experimental method or the role experiments in initiating certain theoretical paradigms or research programs. We also welcome overviews or descriptive reports  on experimental research done  in  particular countries or pertaining to particular problem areas in the social  sciences.



Intercultural Communication


Editor: María Paula Malinowski Rubio (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 


Abstract submission: 28 February 2015

Papers submission: 28 April 2015


As a result of migration, politics, international trade, tourism, etc., contacts between members of different cultures have become a phenomenon sweeping across today's world. Intercultural communication is a key factor in the interaction between people, a factor that cannot be ignored. One could say that it is one of the cornerstones of effective communication in the modern world. This is corroborated by the fact that intercultural communication has not only become an important subject of research in various fields of knowledge, but has also come to constitute one of the key interests of international bodies such as UNESCO and the Council of Europe, institutions involved in all levels of education, national and international migration policies etc. Hence, the purpose of this volume is to analyse cross-cultural communication both from the viewpoint of various fields of social sciences and from an interdisciplinary perspective. Therefore, we invite not just sociologists but all social scientists interested in this subject to join an open debate on intercultural communication.


The sociology of body, health, and disease


Editor: Teresa Zbyrad (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Pepers submission: 15 October 2014



The aim of the present volume is on the multispectral analysis of man's body. One should examine the sociology of the body as a separate subdiscipline of investigative sociology, which was created in 1995, when the book the Body & Society appeared. The sociology of the body shares many connections with other subdisciplines of sociology, including the sociology of medicine. The subject matter of this volume will draw from the areas of sociology of the body as well as the sociology of medicine. A basically accepted thesis in this volume comes from A. Giddensa, who states, "we are as men all body”. It is our assertion that the body has many social and cultural meanings. Therefore, in the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and theology, medicine and the body are a primary area of study.

The interest in man's body was never so intense as during the present. Currently, man perceives the value of his body as connected with his lifestyle, such as in forms of nourishment. Worries about the body deal with health, appearance, and even shape. More and more people treat the body not only as a source of individual identity, but also as a kind of social capital. The presence of the body in the public sphere is a phenomenon which we can see both in advertisements, as well as the discrimination of bodies deemed unattractive, ill, handicapped, or elderly. Societal influences on our bodies are seen as a different form of social control, including the process of the civilization of the body, which has a permanent character to it. Health and disease, however, remain the primary characteristics of the body. Disease especially generates many changes in a person’s life, as well as for his family and larger society. This necessity forces some men to search for alternative forms of medical treatment.   



Towards critical demography. Demographic processes and social issues in the contemporary world


Editor: Małgorzata Krywult-Albańska (email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Abstract submission: 25 April 2014

Pepers submission: 25 June 2014


There is a demographic dimension to almost every social, economic or political issue of import. Assuming the above, the focus of the planned volume of “Studia Sociologica” will be on demonstrating how the understanding of demographic processes enables better insight into major issues in contemporary societies, at the same time providing tools to deal with these issues.

From the demographic perspective, the world can be divided (in simple terms) into two regions. On the one hand, there are affluent countries of the North undergoing advanced ageing of their societies, in which fertility has stagnated below the replacement level and which face the prospect of depopulation. On the other hand, there are poor countries of the South, still striving to tackle excessive population growth, which, however (according to current forecasts), will also face ageing in the long run. The division outlined above provides only a very general framework for demographic contrasts in the world, concealing significant differences within the two regions.

We invite demographers, sociologists and other social scientists to contribute to the ongoing public debate on the salient social problems which have a demographic dimension. We also encourage prospective authors to bring up for discussion possible solutions to the issues being raised. 





Secularisation, de-secularisation, postsecularism


Eecutive Editor: Michał WARCHALA (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Abstract submission: 30 June 2013

Papers submission: 15 November 2013


Secularization is one of the most controversial and most widely discussed issues in contemporary social sciences. Since the classical, straight-line theory of secularization which treated the secularizing processes as a necessary follow-up of modernization has begun to be seriously questioned, nothing can be taken for granted here anymore.



The Individual: Contexts, Relations, Research


Executive Editor: Anna KARNAT-NAPIERACZ (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Abstract submission: 7 March 2013

Papers submission: 11 April 2013


In studying society, sociologist must inevitably study individuals. Regardless of both methodological individualism and methodological holism, the Individual remains the crucial notion in the field of social science. The starting point for research into the status of the Individual within sociology is the premise as to the diversity and multidimensional nature of this category.



Society, Media, Communicating


Executive Editor: Aldona GUZIK (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Papers submission: 15 November 2012


In constitutions of countries with a stable democracy we can observe a trisection of   jurisdiction into legislative, administrative and judicial. This Montesci like harmony means that all these powers rely on themselves and none of them is the most important. For a long time now we can hear that the media is known as the fourth power with it being more and more powerful affecting all aspects of national affairs.


Migration, Identity, Ethnicity


Executive Editor: Mariusz DZIĘGLEWSKI (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Papers submission: 15 March 2012

The aim of the issue is the multi-dimensional analysis of Polish post-accession migration and adaptation processes in EU countries. It is seven years since Poland joined European Union.Open labour market and communication facilities have had significant impact on changing migration patterns that include new transnational socio-cultural practices.

















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